Whyte not bothered by 'group of death' tag

By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria

Whyte not bothered by ‘group of death’ tag

Head Coach of Confluence Queens, Whyte Ogbonda has reacted to the 2019/20 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) draws held in Benin.

The Lokoja based club were paired in Group A which has been tagged as ‘Group of Death’ with women football powerhouses like Bayelsa Queens, Nasarawa Amazons, Edo Queens, Sunshine Queens, Pelicans Stars, Dream Stars and Abia Angels.

Group B consists of Rivers Angels, Osun Babes, Delta Queens, Fc Robo, Royal Queens, Ibom Angels, Heartland Queens and Adamawa Queens.

Whyte, while reacting to the draws insisted his side can compete with any team as they are not scared of competitions.
” I can confidently tell you that we are ready to face any side in the league, we are not bothered about the so called group of death because every team have a target and so, we know our targets for this season”.

The former Ibom Angels coach went further saying “We will only respect all our opponents, but not scared to play them. We want to be champion, and to do that, we must be prepared to play against the best teams in the league,” he said.

Whyte also expressed satisfaction with the format of two group abridge style by the board just he advocated more support to the league body to achieve more greatness.
“I’m also happy there will be more matches to play this season compared to last season. I can see the league body under Madam Aishat Falode are doing everything possible to stabilize the league, which is good for clubs.
“What the league board need is NFF and stakeholders’ full supports to secure sponsorship for the competition.”

Confluence Queens who finished as runners up last season will face Sunshine Queens of Akure at the Ondo Sports Complex on the 18th of March in the week 1 of the NWPL 2019/20 season.

2020 Nigeria Women Premier League Draws
Group B

Rivers Angels FC

Ibom Angels FC

Royal Queens FC

Osun Babes FC

FC Robo Queens

Heartland Queens FC

Delta Queens FC

Adamawa Queens FC

2020 Nigeria Women Premier League Draws.
Group A

Pelican Stars FC

Nasarawa Amazons FC

Sunshine Stars FC

Bayelsa Queens FC

Abia Angels FC

Confluence Queens FC

Dream Stars FC

Edo Queens FC

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